For years, Drs. Sharon Ross, John Burigo, and Kelly VanGilder have cared for patients at OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches. Beginning in 2007, the trio brought their extensive experience to Aesthetic Specialists of the Palm Beaches, where they enhance both female and male forms with a variety of surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Burigo focuses solely on fat-reducing liposculpture, which requires less downtime than traditional liposuction. Dr. VanGilder performs noninvasive aesthetic treatments, and Dr. Ross's work centers around anti-aging techniques and products such as cosmetic injectables, chemical peels, and fractional resurfacing procedures.
The doctors are joined by registered nurses and skincare specialists CJ Eaton and Jennifer Cramer, who analyze each client's skin to address specific concerns with customized treatments. They can exfoliate away blemishes with microscopic crystals during a microdermabrasion, or they can fill out upper eyelids or tiny fur coats with individually applied eyelash extensions.
Inside of her Kekki Chiropractic clinic, Dr. Tanya Kekki operates a smaller office that specializes solely in laser and skincare treatments. Experienced laser technicians use the filtered beam of the Palomar pulsed-light system to bust up follicles at their roots. Every treatment begins with a free initial consultation that lets techs give an expert opinion as to the effectiveness of the process for you, as well as answer any questions or taffy-wrapper riddles.
In addition to smoothing skin, they happily polish and nurture faces. Using Neova skin care products and chemical peels, they tailor treatments to specific skin complaints. They also harness the Palomar laser's IPL technology which, when applied to faces, décolletage, and arms, can erase sun and age spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, reduce the signs of visible veins, and scan for dormant superpowers.
It looks more like a home than a clinic—travel up the brick walkway and past the hedges and you'll come to a large house decorated and furnished like the living space of a family with a taste for flowers and contemporary furniture. But that domestic air vanishes the second you glimpse the center's high-tech equipment, which ranges from a Beautiful Image microcurrent machine for spot-treating cellulite to a Candela GentleLASE laser for removing hair and vascular lesions. Because these machines, like a shower's hot tap, should only be operated by medical professionals, Dr. David Priscal and a staff of certified technicians run the clinic. These staffers, certified in such medical fields as nursing and electrology, also deliver Dermalogica facials and permanent-makeup procedures for eyes and lips.
Protective covers, automobile chargers, and audio aides adorn the walls inside South Florida Communications stores. iPhone surfaces luxuriously resist scratches with a signature leather case ($29.99) and deflect over-the-shoulder-reading suns with an antiglare screen protector ($19.99). A Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth headset ($34.99) frees hands for more important tasks, such as plugging a Motorola phone into a sleek car charger ($19.99). South Florida Communications' staff of more than 65 employees stays abreast of current technologies and trends to ensure customers find the ideal items to fit their handset and intended task, such as traveling or digitally peeling potatoes.
The staff of The Longevity Center solves clients' hair and skin concerns with an advanced IPL system, whose bursts of concentrated light work to erase acne, broken capillaries, unwanted hair, and signs of aging. Technicians use the handheld device to deliver pulsating fluorescent light over problem areas, while the heated energy helps stimulate collagen and destroy follicles at the root. Clients looking for help building a healthier lifestyle can be buddied up with a personal trainer, who can create custom exercise and diet plans that help fulfill goals ranging from weight loss to triathlon completion. The Longevity Center also offers an array of other services, including physican-supervised weight loss therapy and vitamin injections.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.